Autumn at Brighter Sound

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Autumn at Brighter Sound

We're deep into the autumn season and our schedule is jam-packed with residencies, commissions and other exciting opportunities taking place before the year is out.

Meet the Artists

Field Music

Meet the ten talented musicians joining Field Music in their studio space in Sunderland where they'll pull apart and put back together their own unfinished songs and loose ends to create a distinct collaborative record.

Amongst the group we have a mixture of musical backgrounds and styles. We can't wait to see what they all come up with together!


Beth Orton

Introducing the eight exciting artists joining Beth Orton over a five-day artistic residency where they'll create new music, culminating in a live residency showcase at the launch of Both Sides Now.

Featuring seven musicians and one visual artist, we're looking forward to seeing how each of their unique styles can work together.

Masterclass with Beats & Pieces Big Band

For our next Sing City session on Weds 15 Nov we'll be joined by critically acclaimed Beats & Pieces Big Band for an exclusive masterclass. Participants will get the chance to work with Beats & Pieces on their original compositions, discussing approaches to arrangement, methods of extending and reworking songs, and development of horn parts before an open rehearsal opportunity to bring their ideas to life. Friends and family are invited to come along and watch from 8pm.

This event is free and open to young people aged 13+. You can sign up here.

Shake Rattle & Roll Christmas Party is SOLD OUT!

We're delighted that our incredibly popular Christmas Party at Shake Rattle & Roll has reached full capacity once again. A morning of fancy dress, mince pies and Christmas-themed music and games awaits, with special gifts from Santa Claus (Mr or Mrs!).

If you missed out on tickets, you can join our waiting list simply by emailing and letting us know which session you'd like to attend.

Junior Jam

We've had loads of fun at Junior Jam this year, with themes such as Taiko Drumming, Indian Music, Junk Percussion and Body Percussion to name a few! 

The final session takes place on Sat 2 Dec with the theme 'Popstars' where your young ones will learn to play the ukulele, sing like a pro and play the drums. Get ready to rock out and write a new hit! The 11am session has sold out but there's still tickets left for the 10am session. You can book your tickets here.

This will be the last Junior Jam before we take a short break in January. But don't worry — come February we'll be back with new and exciting themed sessions for you to get involved in. Look out for the announcements in the new year!

Young Composers Commission

We're thrilled to have chosen our two new young composers who will be working with us over the next few months. We're keeping their names under wraps for just a little bit longer whilst they venture off on their first research trip this weekend to Algomech Festival in Sheffield. Until they return, watch this space...